May 3, 2021

Exploring quality, profitability & crop nutrition for coffee farmers

In recent years, coffee farm profitability has become a key consideration for the global coffee sector as sustainability and social impact rise up the agenda. ...

January 28, 2021

Exploring post-harvest practices & their relationship with coffee quality

The price of coffee is determined by the C market, which is based on supply and demand. For specialty coffee, however, a price premium is...

January 12, 2021

Exploring Yield & Profitability For Coffee Farmers

Farm productivity is something we often discuss in the coffee sector. Price fluctuations and difficulties with pests and diseases mean that low productivity levels are...

December 24, 2020

How did Colombia become so famous for its coffee?

Today, Colombia is the third-biggest coffee producing country in the world, behind only Brazil and Vietnam. Ask anybody that you meet where coffee grows, and...

December 21, 2020

How Does Green Coffee Become Contaminated?

When storing or transporting green coffee, contamination is always a risk. Whether it’s through oxygen, moisture, or a range of other sources, improper storage and...

November 30, 2020

How Can Digitalisation Improve Profitability On Coffee Farms?

Digitalisation is becoming a large area of focus across the coffee sector. For producers, it means readier access to information and easier data recording, which...

October 28, 2020

Green Coffee Packaging & Quality During Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the entire coffee supply chain. Coffee shops all around the world have had to close their doors, roasters have started...

September 24, 2020

Circular Economy Models and Digitalisation In The Coffee Sector

The wider coffee industry has been pushing for greater sustainability at every step of the supply chain for some time now. Minimising waste and switching...

July 13, 2020

What Is An Affogato?

The affogato is a hot and cold delicacy available on many specialty coffee shop menus, as well as in restaurants. It is a rich, creamy...

July 6, 2020

Why Do Coffee Productivity Levels Vary Between Countries?

Coffee crop productivity can be influenced by a number of factors, including farm practices, access to resources, and quality of infrastructure. Issues with coffee pricing...

June 25, 2020

Nature vs Nurture: What Has The Greatest Effect on Coffee Quality?

By how many points can a producer increase their coffee’s cupping score?  Good farming practices will highlight a coffee’s best features and reduce the risk...

May 12, 2020

Coffee grinders: What’s the difference between conical & flat burr grinders?

Coffee grinders are one of the most important pieces of coffee equipment you’ll own, whether you’re a café owner or a home brewer. A poor-quality...

April 21, 2020

Crema: How It’s Formed, What It Tells Us, & How to Learn From It

Espresso is a complex beverage characterised by a signature layer of crema. For some, this foam is seen as a fundamental part of the espresso....

December 16, 2019

Barista vs Machine: The Role of High-Tech Coffee Shop Equipment

Try to imagine a coffee shop without a barista. Now try to imagine it without an espresso machine. Which seems the most improbable? Machines have...

November 20, 2019

Coffee Processing: Exploring Naturals, Pulped Naturals, & Honeys

What unites naturals, pulped naturals, and honeys? They dry with all or some of the cherry attached. But what separates them? Quite a lot. Broadly...

November 12, 2019

How Packaging Material Impacts Green Coffee Quality Over Time

Sensorial degradation in green coffee can represent significant financial losses for producers, traders, and roasters. Yet while a certain degree of degradation over time may...